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HERBAL AND NATURAL SUPPLEMENTS AT ACUPUNCTURE ONE, LLC
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HISTORY OF CHINESE HERBAL MEDICINE
Alongside acupuncture, herbal medicine is the other major pillar of Chinese medicine. Herbal preparations have long been used in China, and there is evidence from as far back as 2000 B.C. of a shaman culture that used plant, mineral, and animal substances to treat ailments. Over the succeeding centuries, the use of such substances was refined and developed until the comprehensive book “Material Medica” emerged, which listed the herbal components and described their actions and properties.
EVOLUTION OF HERBAL FORMULAE
The development of herbal formulae has followed the same historical pattern as that of acupuncture points. Essentially, it has been an empirical process in which the properties of herbs – and the effects of combining them – have been observed and recorded over many centuries. The resulting classic formulae comprise the basis of treatment in Chinese herbal medicine. Yet, throughout its history, it has continually developed in response to changing clinical conditions, and has been sustained by research into every aspect of its use. This process continues today with the development of modern medical diagnostic techniques and knowledge.
The healing qualities of an herb depend on many things: cultivation, harvesting, storage, selection, discernment of quality, and the different processing methods used. Processing is done to increase potency. There are also different methods of combining herbs. Herb combining can increase or promote therapeutic effectiveness. Combined, they have a synergistic influence that would be different or perhaps less potent if taken individually.